I used my Fake-Out White Bread recipe to make these soft and delicious buns, but you can use your own favorite bread dough recipe. After your bread dough has proofed for the appropriate length of time, punch it down and divide it into 2 1/2 ounce portions.
Form the dough into balls. Cover with a damp cloth and let rest for 5-10 minutes.
Roll out the dough into a six inch rectangle.
Starting from the long side, roll the dough while tucking in the sides.
Place the buns, seam side down, on a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Cover loosely with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with cooking spray. (Notice I made a few burger buns along with my hotdog buns?)
Let rise for about an hour, or until nearly doubled in size. I purposely placed my hot dog buns that close together because I wanted them to be soft-sided like the ones you buy in a package.